The second instalment of The Sound of the City and the same format as last week namely three songs which have never featured here before and one act making their debut.
The act making their debut are probably the first punk band namely The Damned. I must admit I'm pretty gobsmacked that they haven't graced these pages before. Note to self I must get round to posting New Rose and Neat Neat Neat which are better than Love Song which is still a pretty good number.
Then we hit some technical problems as the next two song are the first two on side 2 and a handily places scratch was causing some problems.
Therefore for the first of the two Hanging Around by the Stranglers I've had to resort to burning a copy from the Rattus Norvegicus CD. They always struck me as a band who jumped on the New Wave band wagon. I mean what other band around then featured an organ or had a song which lasted for over 4 minutes for goodness sake.
No danger of an organ featuring on a Sham 69 record or of it lasting over 4 minutes. A band who attracted an unhealthy following through no fault of their own they were probably not that musically gifted but recorded some glorious anthemic shouty songs. I would put If The Kids are United fourth in line behind Hersham Boys, Hurry Up Harry and Borstal Breakout.
The final three next week